Finnish government still supports forestry-based bioeconomy plans post IPCC-inspired backlash

In Finland, following the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that warns against deforestation and the benefits of forests as carbon sinks, national news agency YLE reports that the minister of economic affairs is under fire for continuing to support policy that relies on the country’s forest resources as feedstock for biofuels. The prime minister’s government was brought in partly due to his push for a strong bioeconomy, which has forests at its heart.

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